It’s estimated we spend a third of our lives working, so who we work with – and for – must be on point. But it’s not always easy to know if your boss is right for you.
With the average Aussie spending 90,000 hours of their lifetime working, we need to make the time spent with our ‘work family’ count. Life is preciously short, after all.
Accompanied by the often-humorous dysfunctions and quirks, our other family is part of what makes us fit. But the trump card is the leader of the pack: our boss. They are the conduit, linchpin, fixer and leader. They are not your friend but your ally, advocate, and cheerleader. Boundaries, trust and respect are mandatory, and the rest – like any relationship – you work on.
Cliched or not, a boss can make or break jobs, careers and, yes, even impact our prized home life. So how do you know if your boss isn’t right for you? Here are five signs to look for: